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Vecio Fritolin

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San Polo
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina, 30135 Venice, Italy
041 522 28 81
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Venice���s Vecio Fritolin is a much loved, characterful little restaurant...
Venice���s Vecio Fritolin is a much loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It is one of the city���s few still-thriving fritolini, precursors of today���s fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Markets, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant in Venice

Upon reccomendation we booked at this restaurant. The location is lovely and the decor is the typical Osteria. Service is really good and the host let us feeling welcomed. We had good starters and lovely linguine con scampi, spaghetti with saffron and turbot. I wasn't thrilled by the tiramisù, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
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  • Local cuisine
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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thanks to recommendation of a German food magazin "essen und trinken" I found my way to Vecio Fritolin. Everything was excellent, the food, the wine and attitude of the waiter and the owner. Throughout I felt pampered. The restaurant has also a beautiful interiour with everything hand picked and nicely arranged. It is located in a very interesting area of... More 

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many thanks ,dear Juliane More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On a rainy, cold and windy night we had a very good meal at the Vecio Fritolin. We were 4 persons and when I called to reserve the table, I was so happy they had one for us that I forgot to inform that one of us had a gluten allergy. No problem at the Vecio Fritolin! My friend got... More 

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many thanks ,Madame Marina. I hope see you again. best regards irina More 

Mossley Ashton under Lyne
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A long,long time ago as a child I used to live in Calle della Regina and "Cice el fritolin" was an institution as the last "fritolin" (fish fryier) in Venice serving fried fish and polenta from huge copper pans at really rock bottom prices and free for the the poor. Nothing could be more different today. il "scartosso de pesse"... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, as you write, it’s true that of the old ‘Vecio Fritolin’ remains the name, but we kept the same furniture and the possibility to take away the ‘scartosso de pesse’, as in the old times, that may be you didn’t noticed. Nowadays the ‘Vecio Fritolin’ has become a restaurant, very well known all over the world, where you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I booked this restaurant through mytable.com for a special New Years Eve dinner with my family. I received two confirmation emails from mytable.com to confirm my reservation. When I turned up at the restaurant I was told that they didn't have my reservation and the restaurant was full. It was busy evening, we had just arrived in Venice and didn't... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Lady, I am sorry for the inconvenience. I checked out several times for your reservation but I never found your request from mytable. I already sent my comunication to mytable to cancel my restaurant account from their website. Usually, mytable send me a confirmation request for each reservation and they should wait for my confirmation because we have a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The restaurant and the staff were great, the dishes were good but not impressive. The potato dumplings in the Gnocchi ai Frutti di Mare were lumpy and the Turbot dish was bland.

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Shropshire UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited with a small group on one of our photo holidays with Ventura. We have eaten in many local authentic restaurants in Venice serving excellent food at reasonable prices. So we were surprised at the prices. The wine list has some very expensive bottles but usually you can rely on a good value wine being on the menu -... More 

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Dear Sir, I do not agree with your comment. We are not the most expensive restaurant in Venice at all. We offer a good quality of the food and services and the wine list starts from 15 euro. We have menu a la carte and our traditional menu and our products are homemade. In our website you can find all... More 

Crete, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendations from aur hotel. The food was lovely but very very expensive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendations of our travel agent and were so happy that we did! The food was fresh and cooked with love. Our favourite dish was the sardine with polenta appetizer. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the fish was paired beautifully with seasonal vegetables. The servers were wonderful!

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I am sorry, but dont speack english. and I say many,many thanks. best regards Irina More 

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35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Upon reccomendation we booked at this restaurant. The location is lovely and the decor is the typical Osteria. Service is really good and the host let us feeling welcomed. We had good starters and lovely linguine con scampi, spaghetti with saffron and turbot. I wasn't thrilled by the tiramisù, so weren't my 4 guests. Lastly I was a bit surprised... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Lady, thank you for your positive comment. We are very happy to hear that you and your guests were satisfied by our service. About the service, we write it at the menu bottom as 10% of price which includes also our bread homemade. We would be happy to have you back and serve you our seasonal dishes. All the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: 041 522 28 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Venice���s Vecio Fritolin is a much loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It is one of the city���s few still-thriving fritolini, precursors of today���s fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Markets, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.